ARTS

Nathan Keay

“Wounded Knee III” in “Unsettled Ground” Destabilizes Conversations Around the Ground Beneath Our Feet

By Kina Takahashi

“Unsettled Ground” destabilizes conversations around how we interact with our environment.

June 6, 2022

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7:19 p.m.

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I’m Afraid of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

By Noah Glasgow

Invictus Theatre Company stages a bold and personal revival of Edward Albee’s 1962 classic about marital strife and the stories we tell each other.

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June 6, 2022

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7:07 p.m.

A24

“Men” Brings Alex Garland Into Surreal and Unfamiliar Territory

By Neel Lahiri

The acclaimed director of “Ex Machina” and “Annihilation” sheds his science fiction roots for a foray into surreal horror.

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June 6, 2022

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6:57 p.m.

Polyvinyl Record Co.

Dreamy and Bright, Yumi Zouma Plays at Lincoln Hall After a Pandemic Pause

By Lydia Dimsu

Arts reporter Lydia Dimsu recounts her full-circle experience of seeing Yumi Zouma perform live.

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June 6, 2022

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6:46 p.m.

Aishwarya Kumar

Ye Olden Maroon Voices: With Love, the Former Arts Eds

By Veronica Chang, Alina Kim, and Wahid Al Mamun

Former Arts editors Wahid Al Mamun, Veronica Chang, and Alina Kim reflect on their time with "The Maroon."

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June 6, 2022

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6:28 p.m.

Graphic by Soo Jin Jang

MFA Thesis Exhibition "Beautiful Snail" is Immersive and Obscure

By Belle Nahoom

The MFA thesis exhibition, now on display at the Logan Center, brings contemporary art to UChicago.

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June 6, 2022

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6:27 p.m.

John Olson

Steve Martin’s “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” Provides Good Humor and Little Else

By Zachary Leiter

Associate Arts Editor Zachary Leiter attends Citadel Theatre Company’s production of Steve Martin’s 1993 "Picasso at the Lapin Agile."

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June 4, 2022

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1:24 p.m.

Kate Lu

mxmtoon Take Indie Pop to the Stage

By Veronica Chang

“Chill,” but not in a boring way, mxmtoon’s Chicago concert was an ode to COVID-era indie girl bedroom pop.

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May 24, 2022

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9:42 a.m.

Michael Tropea

This House is Bob Thompson’s

By Belle Nahoom

A review of the Smart Museum’s newest exhibit.

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May 24, 2022

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9:37 a.m.

Zachary Leiter

Hiss Golden Messenger Is Quietly Blowing It, but They’re Still Great

By Zachary Leiter

At Thalia Hall, Hiss Golden Messenger and lead MC Taylor displayed the strange sounds and strong lyrics that are the band’s claim to Americana fame, even as their songs feels less innovative than ever.

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May 24, 2022

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9:34 a.m.

Jerry Shi

“Happy and Healthy”: Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour Tour Is Pretty Sweet

By Amala Karri

The 19-year-old Disney star–turned–pop singer spent two nights of her SOUR tour performing sold-out shows in downtown Chicago.

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May 23, 2022

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9:37 p.m.

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Samantha Rose Hill Talks with The Maroon About Her New Biography, Hannah Arendt

By Suzanna Murawski

Hill, a faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, discussed race, ideology, and public discourse in an exclusive interview with The Chicago Maroon.

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May 16, 2022

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5:35 p.m.

Sofia Hrycyszyn and Jed Whalen Stewart

Fruit Bats and Neon Clouds

By Jed Whalen Stewart and Sofia Hrycyszyn

Fruit Bats, with roots in Chicago, returned to Thalia Hall for a lively and passionate performance.

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May 16, 2022

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5:34 p.m.

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Twice the Caffeine, Twice the Culture: VietFive Brings Traditional Vietnamese Coffee to Chicago

By Miki Mukawa

Arts reporter Miki Mukawa reviews Chicago’s newly opened Vietnamese coffee shop, VietFive, and sits down with Tuan Huynh, its founder and owner, to discuss the value of cross-cultural immigrant stories.

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May 12, 2022

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8:17 p.m.

Jed Whalen Stewart

Good Music, Better Company: Wilderado Plays Chicago

By Jed Whalen Stewart and Sofia Hrycyszyn

Arts reporters Jed Whalen Stewart and Sofia Hrycyszyn review Wilderado’s concert at Schubas Tavern.

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May 10, 2022

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6:03 p.m.

Eloise Marie Valadez

Ballet But Different: Ballet Folklórico de México Stops in Chicago on their USA 2022 World Tour

By Katie Fraser

Associate Arts Editor Katie Fraser reviews the Ballet Folklórico de México company’s performance at the Auditorium Theatre.

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May 10, 2022

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5:52 p.m.

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Lucinda Williams Transcendent at Unity Temple in "Good Souls Better Angels" Tour

By Alison Gill

The country-rock star stirred up emotions and commanded an astounding presence in an intimate, rollicking Oak Park concert.

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May 10, 2022

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5:17 p.m.